Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass Program

What is SDOT’s SHA Transit Pass? 

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass is a partnership between SHA and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). SHA residents who live in an SHA owned and managed property are eligible to receive an unlimited-use ORCA card to take transit at no cost. The program will run through December 31, 2026.

ORCA cards are valid until December 31, 2026. Users may notice ORCA card readers will show an earlier expiration date. Please disregard expiration dates as shown on ORCA card readers for the SHA Free Transit Pass.


The Transit Pass Program is available to any SHA resident aged 19 or older who lives at an SHA owned and managed property. If you are unsure if you live in an eligible SHA property or community, please review our list of eligible properties. Please note, your name must be on the lease in order to receive an ORCA card. Household members ages 18 and younger can already ride transit for free through the Free Youth Transit Pass.

There is no income requirement to receive this card.  

Program Registration

How to Apply for the Program

The Seattle Housing Authority Transit Pass Program is open for registration! Click below to fill out the registration form. If you need help filling out this form, please call or text (206) 615-3551 or email

If you qualify for this program, we will mail your SHA Transit Pass to your home address in late March or early April. If you already submitted an application, do not resubmit another application or your card may be delayed.

Click here to access the SHA Transit Pass registration form. You may select your preferred language on the homepage.

How Can I Replace a Lost SHA Transit Pass? 

If you lost your ORCA card and need a replacement, you can request a replacement card through the registration link: Request a Replacement Card.You can also contact SHA by emailing SHA or calling (206) 615-3551 with your name and mailing address. We will mail the replacement card to you within two weeks.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please call/text (206) 615-3551.  


SHA Transit Pass FAQs 

Click the links below to view our FAQs.

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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